Showing posts from April, 2012

Gabourey Sidibe in Tower Heist

Gabourey Sidibe and Alan Alda were the most entertaining aspects in Tower Heist with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphey. If they had Murphey in for the funny factor, he fell short. He played a one dimensional, stereotypical character that only made me laugh in his one scene with Sidibe. Okay since Tower Heist was supposed to be a slap stick comedy, there really is not much to say about characterization and depth, but Alda played his deceptively evil Shaw well. I hated Alda's Arthur Shaw and hoped that he got what was coming to him. Sidibe on the other hand had me laughing every time she made an appearance. Her comedic timing and delivery was on point. I enjoyed her in Tower Heist , a comedy about a hotel manager that plans to steal back the retirement savings that was embezzled from his employees. C on DVD

Justin Timberlake in "In Time"

I have to say that I loved the movie In Time . Will Salas, played by Justine Timberlake, is a bad ass but not in an unexpected way for the actor. The character did not take  Justine out of his element. For me it was a believable (as believable as one can be in a futuristic world where time is currency and people can live forever while still looking and feeling like a fresh 25 year old) portrayal of a person who has lost everything and feels like he has nothing to lose. The movie touched on political hot topics of commerce and how the have and have-nots live. I, of course, loved the action, science fiction elements and good looking white boys sprinkled through out. B+ In Time is now out on DVD.